St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: October 21, 2019

Today, we celebrate ...

Today, we celebrate the life of St. Viator and the group of faithful followers who have been inspired by this simple story. We are very blessed to have the chance to learn from this special group of priests and brothers, and to follow their path of observing the Catholic faith and love of education.

In 1830, Father Louis Querbes, from the Diocese of Lyons, chose Viator as the patron saint of a parish that would focus on teaching youth and serving the Christian Faith. This group was named The Clerics of St. Viator, now known as the Viatorians. The Viatorians have always been involved with teaching and education. Over 55 years ago, while Las Vegas was still a growing town, the Catholic community asked if the Viatorians would send people to our town to help teach our Catholic youth. For many years the Viatorians were the main teachers at Bishop Gorman High School as well as St. Viator Parish school.

~ Mrs. Tracy Brunelle, Principal

It’s official! The founder of the Clerics of St. Viator is now the Venerable Louis Querbes:

For the Beatification of Fr. Louis Querbes

Heavenly and gracious Father,
Be forever blest for your gift in Fr. Louis Querbes,
A dedicated Pastor committed to education of faith.
and in the service of sacred liturgy,
and Founder of the Viatorian Community.

Grant, we pray, that you number Fr. Louis Querbes
among the saints in your heavenly kingdom.
We also pray that in your infinite goodness
and through his intercession
We be granted the following (…)
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


Homeless Lunch off to a great start

The 6th grade experienced their first campus ministry AND made 200 lunches (400 sandwiches!) for Catholic Charities. Great job and big thanks to the many volunteers who helped. 7th grade is next Tuesday!

Meet Frankie! He was created in our PK & K Art Class

We are looking forward to our Halloween Carnival!!

Check out our Halloween Raffle Prizes ~ click on the basket

Adult Set Up Help Needed!

Adult Help Needed!

7th and 8th Grade Students ONLY

If you have a High School Student that would like to come back and volunteer their time, please contact Rosy Hartz at


Just a friendly reminder ~ what the Diocese requires for our volunteers:
  • All volunteers must complete the Safe Environment Training. Click here CMG for directions.
  • Upon completion of the CMG Connect you need to pick up your volunteer packet in the school office. This packet will include information on how to set your fingerprinting appointment.
  • This must be updated every five years.
If you are not sure what your volunteer status is, please contact Tiffany Drewes at

The Great Shake Out

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When the ground starts shaking and the room starts to rumble, what do you do? The Great Shakeout is here to teach and protect us. On October 17, 2019 St. Viator participated in the worldwide Great Shakeout at 10:17 a.m.

The Great Shakeout is a drill that helps people all over the world be prepared for an earthquake. Earthquakes are the most difficult natural disasters to predict, so drills make it possible to prepare and be safe in the event of an earthquake.

WCEA Accreditation Update

Our school faculty has been working diligently these past few months, studying the various aspects of our school and writing the chapters of our Self Study document.

We are currently on schedule. We are making suggested changes of our Superintendent of Catholic Schools to our Self-Study document. Please continue to hold our school community in your prayers as we undergo this important process for our school improvement.

Our Students are Life-Long Learners!

In each classroom, we have a posted set of School-wide Learning Expectations (SLEs). SLEs are defined as what a student should know, understand and be able to do by graduation. These learning expectations have been collaboratively developed by our Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff and School Board, reflecting the School Policy and Mission Statement of St. Viator Parish School.

Through our School-wide Learning Expectations our goal is to develop active faith-filled Catholics who are life-long achievers, effective communicators, responsible decision makers, and culturally aware/global citizens.

Even after school, our students demonstrate that love to learn while participating in STEM activities. 4th Grade Girl Scout Troop 117 is learning a lot so far this year as well as having tons of fun! One of the badges they have earned is the Think Like An Engineer Badge. They have already had a couple of guest speakers and field trips. Good job!

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Celebrate the 50th Day of School!

On Monday, October 21st, we will be celebrating the 50th day of school! Please dress in your favorite 50's style fashion this day!

What's Happening!

Monday, October 21, 2019

  • Prayer and Flag in the gym
  • We celebrate the 50th Day of School! Wear your 50's fashion!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  • Campus Ministry/homeless lunch, 7th grade
  • Joint Student Council Meeting after school @ OLLV

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • Mass, Grades K-8, Casual Uniform (Unity Day)
  • Unity Day, wear orange with your uniform bottoms

Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Halloween Carnival, 5 to 9 pm on the field

Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Today, we celebrate the day Nevada became a state! No School!

Unity Day - 10.23.19

On Wednesday, October 23rd our school will be celebrating Unity Day to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance, & inclusion.

We will be attending Mass this day. To show our support, students are encouraged to wear ORANGE shirts with their casual uniform skirts/pants.

Did you get your yearbook order form last week?

Our students LOVE pulling out old yearbooks to connect with the past with their peers.

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BGHS Free Lacrosse Camp! Gr. 6-8

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